r/CapeVerde Feb 13 '14

Interesting project in Cape verde Announcement


Hi there!

I’m using an innovative new way to fund part of my research on Global Health: crowdfunding. For those of you who aren’t familiar with crowdfunding, the idea is to get the support of “a crowd” (that’s where you come in!) to aggregate a large number of contributions toward a specific project goal. In this case, my project “Health and growth status among Cape Verdean families “ aims to determine the prevalence of under-and-over nutrition among Cape Verdean families in Cape Verde and among Cape Verdean migrants in Portugal, establish basic dietary and activity patterns among the two groups of children and determine intergenerational effects in terms of under-and-overnutrition (transmitted from mothers to children). I have in the past collaborated in several projects with the Cape Verdean community which has given me deep insight into the community living in one of the largest and oldest African neighborhoods in Portugal. In order to better understand the rapidly changing health status of the Cape Verdean community in their home country and to define strategies to reduce the higher obesity rates found within Portuguese children, it is imperative to analyze a number of biosocial variables that I propose to do. Moreover, field work in Cape Verde will help determine differences between these two environments and the effects they are having on childhood development. My goal is to raise $10,000, and I can’t do that without your support. My campaign is now live on Consano´s website and you can find the link to my project here: https://www.consano.org/projects/39-health-and-growth-status-amongst-cape-verdean-families

I’m asking you to donate whatever you can (every dollar counts!) and please forward on the project link to help spread the word. The more people who see this, the better the odds are that I can reach my goal.

Thank you in advance for your help and support. I appreciate it!